Climb Island Peak (Imja Tse)

RegionEverest 

Trip Summary

Climb one of Nepal’s most popular trekking peaks to the altitude of 6189m in combination with a trek to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain, Everest. See the legendary route through the Kumbu Ice Fal up to the South Col on Everest and enjoy stunning mountain views over Ama Dablam, Lohtse, Nuptse and, of course, Everest. Trek through Sherpa villages and stay in local teahouses.

We will provide you instruction with basic mountaineering skills to ascent this beautiful peak.

Trip Duration20 days

DifficultyStrenuous

Best Season

October-November, March - May

Maximum Altitude6189m

Departure from/Return toKathmandu

Minimum Group Size2 people

Price$2725 per person*

* The price is based on a group of two people and is valid as of February 2018. This may be subject to fluctuations in exchange rates and supply costs.

For booking enquiresplease contact us at pokharamountaintiger@gmail.com 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel and process permits.

Day 2: Fly to Lukla and start the trek to Phakding 

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche 

Day 4: Acclimatisation day in Namche (3440m). Spend the day visiting the bazaar and exploring the local area.

Day 5: Trek from Namche to Tengbouche  

Day 6: Trek from Tengbouche to Dingboche 

Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Lobouche 

Day 8: Trek from Lobuche to Gorek Shep. 

Day 9: Climb Kala Pattar then trek to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorek Shep

Day 10: Trek from Gorek Shep to Dingbouche.

Day 11: Trek from Dingbouche to Chhukung

Day 12: Trek in the morning to Chhukung Re for acclimatisation and then continue to Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 13: Mountaineering skills instruction and acclimatisation day (5200m)

Day 14: Summit Island Peak (6189m) and return to Chhukung

Day 15: Extra day in case of bad weather

Day 16: Trek from Chhukung to Tengbouche

Day 17: Tengbouche to Namche

Day 18: Trek from Namche to Lukla

Day 19: Return flight to Kathmandu and farewell dinner

Day 20: Transfer to airport

Option

Services for guiding Island Peak only (excluding all other expenses) can be arranged on request.

Please contact us at pokharamountaintiger@gmail.com for further information.

What’s Included

  • All meals during trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All accommodation during trek (local teahouses and camping)
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (bed & breakfast)
  • Return flights from Kathamandu to Lukla
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed Sherpa climbing guide and, dependent on group size, assistant climbing guide (max. Guide : Client ratio 1:5)
  • Group climbing equipment rental
  • Tent, sleeping bag and ground mat rental
  • Porters (carrying a maximum of 12kg baggage per trekker)
  • All staff costs (including salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation)
  • All paperwork, trekking and climbing permits (including ACAP and TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Medical kit (carried by guide)
  • Farewell meal in Kathmandu
  • Airport collection and drop off

What’s Excluded:

  • Personal insurance
  • Personal equipment rental
  • Personal climbing equipment (e.g. boots, crampons, helmet, ice axe, harness, screwgate carabiners (x4), ascenders and descenders)
  • International flights
  • Nepalese visas
  • Tips for guides
  • Alcoholic and other drinks (filtered and boiled drinking water is provided)
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals in Kathmandu not mentioned above
  • Refundable deposit for garbage management ($500-700pp)

Meals provided:

  • Local meals in teahouses and whilst camping throughout the trek / climb 
  • Meals in local guesthouse / hotel in Lukla are provided
  • Breakfast in the hotel in Kathmandu
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation provided:

  • Local teahouses and camping throughout the trek / climb
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights)
  • Local hotel / guesthouse accommodation in Lukla (1 night)

Please note, some teahouses charge extra for access to wifi, use of a power socket to charge electrical devices, use of a heater, and hot showers. These costs are not included in the package price.

Physical condition and prior experience:

Ascending a +6000m is always strenuous and a strong level of fitness is required – summit day will require 9-10 hours of trekking / climbing above 5000m. Whilst the climb is largely non-technical, some basic climbing and mountaineering skills are required to summit. Prior experience of this is beneficial but not required as training will be provided during the course of the climb.

Your climbing training will cover the basics of the below points:

  • Ice and rock climbing techniques
  • Use of crampons and ice axe
  • Safe glacier travel including roped movement.
  • Ascending and descending on fixed ropes

To book now please email pokharamountaintiger@gmail.com

Testimonials

"After two treks with a guide from Pokhara Mountain Tiger, I can highly recommend the services of Neema and his agency. My guide/porter was extremely trustworthy and friendly... They were quick and competent to answer my messages. Neema organised my trekking permits and the flight from Pokhara to Jomsom as well. Everything was perfect and very friendly."

Hans Fürer
Switzerland

“This was my first trekking experience and also my first time in Nepal. I cannot speak highly enough of the excellent care and support I recieved from my guide... Nepal is a wonderful country: come and see for yourself!”

Anjela Prentice
France

In 2007, I trekked the full Annapurna Circuit. Neema was my guide, porter, translator, cultural interpreter, and friend. Trekking with Neema was a delight. Neema’s knowledge of the trails was invaluable. I highly recommend him to take care of youl. He is friendly, funny, and super experienced. Have a great trek!

Bellingham, Washington, USA

contact

Phone

Pokhara: 977-61-466306
9746031229
Kathmandu: 977-9818296246

Email

Location

Just south of Hallan Chowk, between Safeways and Mike's Breakfast. Click here for map.
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